Astronauts show American spirit
TO THE EDITOR:
No doubt our enemies will see the latest technological glitch with the space shuttle Columbia as a sign from God that they are right about us. The fanatic envy that drives their actions must be smirking as they congratulate themselves for another answer to their righteous prayers.
As we are accused of hubris and conceit by those who personify these qualities, I am reminded how glad I am to live in the United States, able to practice my particular flavor of religion without persecution. How proud I am that we permit people of all stripes to live their lives in relative security, and that we generally